Saturday 18 November 2017

IRA trial adjourned at Special Criminal Court

Brian Kavanagh

THE Special Criminal Court trial of two Dublin men accused of IRA membership has been adjourned until tomorrow.

Joe Clarke (40), of Geraldstown Woods, Santry, has pleaded not guilty to membership of an unlawful organisation within the State styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the IRA on July 14th, 2011.

His co-accused Derek Palmer (56), of Corduff Green, Blanchardstown, has also pleaded not guilty to the same offence on the same date.

The accused men were arrested after gardai stopped and searched the gold Opel Vectra car they were travelling in at Castleland Court, Balbriggan, at approximately 10:00pm on the night in question.

The trial continues on Wednesday in front of presiding judge Mr Justice Paul Butler.

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